The Arc of Haywood County
The Arc of Haywood County, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, was incorporated on January 9, 1976 to provide residential services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc recognizes that all people should have the opportunity to live in and be a part of their community. People who previously lived in state institutions, rest homes and nursing facilities had a place they could call home. Families who could no longer care for their loved one at home found comfort in the services and support provided in the Arc homes.
Services are provided to individuals with developmental disabilities with an emphasis on community inclusion; utilizing local shopping, public transit, banking, restaurants, volunteering, employment and attending recreational and leisure activities in the community. These services help create and maintain an atmosphere that encourages independent living and full community participation.
By understanding the needs of the person and building the individualized supports necessary, qualified staff provide individuals with developmental disabilities the training and support they need to assist them in achieving their goals.
The Arc of Haywood County provides shared living opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in three Supported Living Homes and one Intermediate Care Facility home. Each home is shared by 5 or 6 individuals, is licensed through the Division of Health Service Regulation, and all homes provide 24/7 staff supervision.
An independent living program is also available for adults who can achieve the living and/or training skills necessary for independent living in their own home. Qualified staff provide ongoing training, support and 24/7 on-call services.
The Arc of Haywood County has received a national three-year accreditation for its Community Housing and Supported Living services from CARF International.